'Supernatural' Season 15: Cast teases finale, blames it all on Chuck and tearfully reflects on years of friendships on show
Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles reflect on the births, deaths, successes and pitfalls through which they have been there for each other.
One of The CW's most popular and longest-running shows, 'Supernatural,' is coming to an end with season 15, which will premiere on October 10. Given that it will be the last time the cast and creators can be at San Diego Comic-Con, they made the most of it at the annual mega-event. Looking back at the iconic series along with the fans, team 'Supernatural' offered a fantastic time to the people that came out to meet them.
The fans and press gathered at the 2019 SDCC also got some tidbits regarding the upcoming series finale, and although a lot was left to the imagination, we were told Chuck will be the Big Bad of the season. It only serves right that after battling every one of god's creations for 15 years, the final battle is with the creator himself, who we know and love as Chuck (Rob Benedict).
The show's EP Robert Singer tells MEA WorldWide (MEAWW), "Chuck has been in the mix longer than we realize, pulling the strings against us."
Ultimately the tall order that the showrunners have to meet is to answer the big question: "Did we have an impact on the world?" He adds, "There will be ups and downs but the answer is a resounding yes. The emotion of that, and making sure that Jack and Sam and Dean really get their dues as characters in terms of their impact on the world and their emotional journeys as individuals. Its a tall order but that's what our drive is."
He promises that the final season will be exciting, and despite the conversation among fans about whether the ending will be dark or positive, one message will be taken into account: “Don’t hurt our boys!" Or will it be? Only time will tell.
The actors and the creators had quite a hard time not reflecting on the last 15 years, and not crying. "It is pretty incredible and pretty funny. We went downtown last night - Jensen [Ackles] and I - golfed with Bob and had dinner together," says Jared Padalecki, reflecting on the incredible journey that was 'Supernatural.' Jared, who plays the younger Winchester brother Sam, gained not only a brother in Jensen but also a wife in Genevieve Padalecki, who played the demon Rubi on the show, and his three children, because of the show.
"It's really special. He has been around for births and deaths in my life, and vice-versa, triumphs and losses, and he is not the only one. Obviously, its been he and I for the longest, but I've met a lot of people that have changed my life and made my life pretty special," elaborated Jared, revealing how he spent the night before his SDCC panel sitting on Jensen's hotel patio and having a drink, reflecting on their experience together with the show.
It is this sense of family, that also makes the on-screen brothers care so much about what happens to the show and their characters - and most specifically their ending. "It has been 15 years," Jensen reminds us, adding, "It is so important to us. We truly care about these characters and the story and they have been a part of our lives for 15 years now and I am very protective of Dean and I will always be. These characters are a part of us, and will always be a part of us."
'Supernatural' team has an ending planned, although seeing as we are still nine months away from the finale, there may be some alterations made. However, as of now, everyone on the team has signed off on an ending. "Jared and I flew out to LA about a month ago and sat down in the writers' room - which we have never done in 15 years - and said 'Okay, how are we going to do this?'"
Despite joking initially that he is most excited to tackle Cass [Misha Collins] in the finale, he sobered up and revealed that he thinks "the big, looming mountain to climb is going to be that final episode and we have an idea of what we are going to do, and already knowing that is going to take some mental preparation."
He obviously did not reveal anything about the ending itself but said that "it was heavy. It was emotional and it will be emotional."
Although Jared thinks that they cannot please everybody, Jensen seems confident that it would be hardpressed to see anyone who goes, "Ah, that sucked."